Summer is the definitely the season to have fun in the sun. But, before we get going on our beach vacays [or staycays ; )], we have to make sure we have everything that we need. Some essentials may be obvious, but even the obvious can get overlooked! Check out this list of beach essentials to keep your bag #inCHAARG + prepared for all of your adventures this summer season —
1] PROTECTION FROM THE RAYS
Don’t let a day of having fun in the sun lead to some seriously fried skin. Sunscreen is of course important in preventing uncomfortable sunburn but also in protecting your skin from getting damaged from the rays. Use sprayon sunscreen that is quick + easy that doesn’t leave you feel oily, ++ try buying a moisturizer + lip balm that both have SPF so that you are protected from head to toe! This CHAARG hat is a supa cute + a stylish way to protect yourself from the sun + don’t forget some fun sunnies!
Bring a fun towel that can accommodate both you + your things. Round towels are so *in* right now, but you can always bring an old bed sheet if you’re on a budget. If you bring a fitted sheet + place four heavy items in each of the corners, no sand will be able to make its way into your things + nothing will blow away! You can always bring your yoga mat too — down dog optional ; )
Hydration is as important in the sun as it is the gym! Find a water bottle that is insulated + big enough to last you all day. . Still, don’t bring any that you’ve splurged on — you don’t want to lose or forget your expensive water bottle! Don’t let dehydration ruin a fun day out + drinking water keeps the bloat away, which is a plus for the beach ; )
Find snacks that can be easily thrown into a bag + can stand the heat. Granola bars, nuts + dried fruit are some simple snacks you can bring along for your day in the sand, but avoid chocolate or anything that may melt! If you want to bring small cooler, then you can bring fruits, veggies + even sandwiches for a longer day out!
Rock a swimsuit you love [CHAARG bikini anyone?!] + WERK ; ) Maybe even give yourself a matching mani//pedi the night before. Be comfortable in your skin + don’t worry about what anyone else might think. Any body can be a bikini body –– focus on making memories with your friends//family. If you feel good, you will look good!
You don’t have to be a well-versed traveler in order to have it all together. Preparation is key + a well packed bag can make for a perfect day! If you have any CHAARG travel tips, share them with us on Instagram– @CHAARG : )
–Ivy Orme-Sullivan [@ivyy_inchaarg] UC CHAARG